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Larry King Now Also POLITICKING

Did you know that Larry King has two shows on the Ora.tv network? He continues to do his weekday half-hour chat program Larry King Now. And since the beginning of June, King is also chairing a separate weekly half-hour politics-focused conversation called POLITICKING with Larry King.

Both programs are being offered through Hulu, and since the start of POLITICKING King has welcomed various media figures including Greta Van Susteren, CNN’s Jessica Yellin and POLITICO deputy managing editor Rachel Smolkin.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Yahoo! Eyes Hulu | Gawker Raises $200K | Fashion Mags’ Ad Report


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Yahoo!’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range (AllThingsD)
According to numerous sources close to the situation, Yahoo! has bid from $600 million to $800 million for the premium video site Hulu. The reason for the wide range is due to the fact that the Silicon Valley Internet giant — similar to most bidders in the new effort to acquire Hulu — has proposed several different prices based on a variety of circumstances. That includes the length of the licensing rights for content and how much control the programming companies selling Hulu have over their media. BuzzFeed Other companies reportedly bidding for Hulu include: Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, former News Corp president Peter Chernin, private equity firm Guggenheim Partners, where former Yahoo! interim CEO Ross Levinsohn now resides and talent agency William Morris Endeavor in partnership with SilverLake Partners. TechCrunch One of the biggest questions that any bidder will face as it considers buying Hulu is what content rights the company will have and for how long. Since its founding, Hulu has famously had exclusive access to content from three of the four major broadcast networks. But it’s become increasingly clear that exclusivity is probably not in the best interests of Fox, ABC or NBC. Quartz / Christopher Mims By contrast with Tumblr, there is nothing exciting about buying Hulu. The video site’s current owners are a bunch of utterly traditional media companies that provide much of the video for it, including Walt Disney, Comcast, NBCUniversal and News Corp. But Hulu has 4 million subscribers — double the number just a year ago — who pay $7.99 per month each. That’s due entirely to Hulu’s ability to strike deals with various US television networks, including ABC, Fox, NBC and CBS, for their current shows and/or libraries of old episodes. Throw in advertising revenue, and the site brought in $695 million in 2012. Read more

Morning Media Newsfeed: Yahoo! Eyes Hulu | Gawker Raises $200K | Fashion Mags’ Ad Report


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Yahoo!’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range (AllThingsD)
According to numerous sources close to the situation, Yahoo! has bid from $600 million to $800 million for the premium video site Hulu. The reason for the wide range is due to the fact that the Silicon Valley Internet giant — similar to most bidders in the new effort to acquire Hulu — has proposed several different prices based on a variety of circumstances. That includes the length of the licensing rights for content and how much control the programming companies selling Hulu have over their media. BuzzFeed Other companies reportedly bidding for Hulu include: Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, former News Corp president Peter Chernin, private equity firm Guggenheim Partners, where former Yahoo! interim CEO Ross Levinsohn now resides and talent agency William Morris Endeavor in partnership with SilverLake Partners. TechCrunch One of the biggest questions that any bidder will face as it considers buying Hulu is what content rights the company will have and for how long. Since its founding, Hulu has famously had exclusive access to content from three of the four major broadcast networks. But it’s become increasingly clear that exclusivity is probably not in the best interests of Fox, ABC or NBC. Quartz / Christopher Mims By contrast with Tumblr, there is nothing exciting about buying Hulu. The video site’s current owners are a bunch of utterly traditional media companies that provide much of the video for it, including Walt Disney, Comcast, NBCUniversal and News Corp. But Hulu has 4 million subscribers — double the number just a year ago — who pay $7.99 per month each. That’s due entirely to Hulu’s ability to strike deals with various US television networks, including ABC, Fox, NBC and CBS, for their current shows and/or libraries of old episodes. Throw in advertising revenue, and the site brought in $695 million in 2012.

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Larry King Brings His Suspenders to Hulu

Larry King and his fantastic outfits are back. His new show, Larry King Now, debuted late last night on Hulu, featuring an interview with Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane. According to The Hollywood Reporter, King’s show will be available for viewing “in the early evening,” Monday through Thursday. The rest of this week’s lineup includes Matthew McConaughey and Meghan McCain.

Like anyone launching a new show with a new company, King told THR that he was excited. “I am thrilled about our partnership with Hulu,” King explained. “I love being able to interact directly with audiences, and digital TV allows me to do this in new and powerful ways.”

2012 PaleyFest Coming to Hulu

Great news for TV fans who weren’t able to snag tickets to the 2012 PaleyFest.

Newly announced media partner Hulu will stream full-length content and clips from nine of the panels, starting on March 15.

The panels that will be exclusively on-demand on Hulu.com are Community, Once Upon a Time, New Girl, The Office, Bones, Castle, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge and Modern Family.

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Hulu is No Longer for Sale

After months of negotiations, online video service Hulu is no longer for sale, according to owners.

“Since Hulu holds a unique and compelling strategic value to each of its owners, we have terminated the sale process and look forward to working together to continue mapping out its path to even greater success,” owners News Corporation, Providence Equity Partners, and The Walt Disney Company said in a statement. “Our focus now rests solely on ensuring that our efforts as owners contribute in a meaningful way to the exciting future that lies ahead for Hulu.”

Google, Amazon, DirecTV and Dish Network were all interested in Hulu, with bids reportedly ranging from $500 million to $2 billion.

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Qaddafi, Kardashian, Hulu, and Hair

In this week’s episode of the Internet’s most popular list-based news show dedicated to the media world, we discuss Col. Muammar Qaddafi‘s mastery of disguise, find out the value of a Hulu, and create VMA buzz with human hair.

Oh, and Touré takes over as host.

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Qaddafi, Kardashian, Hulu, and Hair

In this week’s episode of the Internet’s most popular list-based news show dedicated to the media world, we discuss Col. Muammar Qaddafi‘s mastery of disguise, find out the value of a Hulu, and create VMA buzz with human hair.

Oh, and Touré takes over as host.

For more videos, check out Mediabistro.tv, and be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV


The Typo Files: Hulu’s Next Investment Should Be a Proofreader

The upside to being sick and bedridden is that I get to indulge in two of my favorite pastimes: Sleeping and television. When awake, Hulu.com is my new best friend, so I was disturbed this morning to find my friend was having trouble putting sentences together. A quick scan of the new featured show descriptions found the following:



Sure, typos happen. To everyone. But there’s a world of difference between a struggling blogger and multimillion dollar business. Hulu raked in $240 million last year. They can afford a proofreader.

Hulu Lays Claim to Serious Advertising Dollars

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced today that the site is projected to make more than $240 million in revenue in 2010. That’s more than double the profits Hulu made last year, indicating advertisers are warming to the web-based television experience.

And they should, because viewers are already there. While some networks have resisted allowing Hulu to run their content, they’re only hurting themselves. If it’s on TV, it can be found online — with or without a network’s permission. Hulu provides a viewing experience that is both legal and reliable, unlike the multitude of pirate websites, where quality can be poor and viruses can be lurking in downloads.

Still, the CEO may have oversold it just a bit. Take this passage from the LA Times:

Kilar noted that 352 advertisers pitched their products and services on Hulu during the last three months –- delivering 800 million streams in October alone. He also cited industry research that users had a higher recall of the ads they watched on Hulu than on traditional television.

People remember the ads better because Hulu has a smaller variety of ads in rotation. Any regular Hulu viewer can tell you that you tend to see the same damn ads over and over again. And repetition builds recall. It does not, however, make us want to purchase Geico insurance.

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